- Optimize your work space for efficiency.
- Write your boilerplate before the contest.
- Have a resource file easily available to paste in the free test data they give you
- Read all the problems before you start.
- Have a plan of attack
- Know where to find your file I/O.
- Fuzzy test your big data sets before submitting.
Any additional suggestions you may have about how to improve your Google Code Jam experience, I'd love to hear. Good luck in the 2013 Code Jam!